This year GA in Moscow took place together with the annual EJTA European Journalism Training Association) conference with the topic Journalism Education Across Boarders. GA hosted 35 participants from 11 different delegations – Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, Poland and host country Russia. At the event GA participants joined some lectures organized by EJTA, where they discussed how to improve and develop journalism.

Next to this, GA had a separate topic Russian Media Model and focused on difference between Russian and European media system. The lectures were held at Lomonosov Moscow State University by leading professors and professionals. During the GA participants also discussed the future of FEJS and elected the new Executive Board and the new Secretariat. Among other discussed topics were funding of FEJS, improving collaborations with partner organizations and universities, ways of making new members comfortable and participation within and outside FEJS.

I am pretty new to a FEJS family, and in Moscow I participated in the event for the second time. The most enjoyable and precious moment was the last night with the auction. Even though it’s bitter sweet to know the event is soon coming to the end and soon is again time to say goodbye to old and new friends, the auction is also an great example of something larger; it’s all about friendship, having a good time working together, and giving by for example buying something funny from Finland, Slovenia or Poland (you name it) the FEJS family the opportunity to grow.

– Veera Pennanen

There was a special atmos- phere every day. I can’t express in words what boldness I  had, when I worked with the united, creative, concerned and a multinational family at FEJS.

– Ksenia Virchenko

Nejc Gornik

Being part of an international FEJS event was an experience and a half. Meeting new people, sightseeing, being part of a huge event and partying was undeniably something I’ll hold dear at heart.

– Nejc Gornik

Photos by:
Tobias Schreiner